5 Easter May 2, 2021
The Rev. Richard A Chandler, Jr. Celebrant
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Morning Prayer each Wed. @ 9:00 a.m.
Evening Prayer each Thurs. @ 5:00 p.m.
prayers of the people
Prayers for the healing power of the Holy Spirit to be ever-present in the lives of our friends & family: Randi, Reisig family, Chase, Pat & Dave Howard, Sharon Weaver, Dottie, Deanne, Scott, Brandon, Maureen, Family of Mark Maddox, Family of Joseph Davis, Louis DiBerardino, and Helen & Toni DeNero
Continued prayers: Lisa, Noelle, Helen, Wanda, Sister Ann Rose, Jack & Doris, Bert & Dn. Cheryl, Jack, Mark, Tom, Richard, Joanne, Linda, and our whole nation.
Prayers for the clergy, counseling center, church staff, vestry and all of the ministries of St. Anne’s.
Prayers for the safety and the empowerment of the ministry of our missionaries: Wayne & Rena Goodrich, Sean & Rebekah Conklin, Fr. Dass & Mary, and for Kevin and Michelle Brown with the Armed Forces Baptist Missions
Prayers for the continuing safety and return of loved ones actively serving in the military, and the reserves: Romulo, Joshua, Ben, Talon, Clafdia & Austin, Ritchie, Janae, Patrick, Tony, Marc, Matthew, Sean, Christian, Jordan, Maydia, Jake, Zach, Joey, AJ, Dalton, Cade, Nash, Robert, Zach, Luke, Tom, Rachel Snow, Leah, Mark, Tressa, Sidney, Sean, Ryan, Tony, and for all of our veterans.
Prayers for the safety, encouragement, and enrichment of parishioners and/or loved ones of parishioners who are students: Makayla, Sean, Tiffany, Jerrod, Nathaniel, Juliet, Mark, Abigayle, Calvin, Angelina, Madelyn, Elijah, Zach, Charlotte, Anisha, Tiffany, Taylor, Kalista, Clyde, Dennis, Daisy, Franklin, Aubrey, Morgan & Peyton, Landon, Jariah, Elijah, Janelle, Tatiana, Richard, Ava, Elizabeth
Easter 6, Year B, 2021-05-09
Acts 10:44-48, Psalm 98, 1 John 5:1-6, John 15:9-17
45 “astounded” (literally, no longer standing) Should the Jewish Christians with Peter have been astounded? Do we hold similar prejudice against groups and denominations today?
Peter’s listeners received the Holy Spirit, then were baptized. Is that the usual order of events in Acts?
44, 45 “fell upon” “poured out on” Is the giving and receiving of the Holy Spirit different today than in Peter’s day?
One way to outline Psalm 98 is to find two separate calls to worship with each call being followed by a justification for the call. Using that criteria, develop an outline for Psalm 98.
Do the two calls + justifications have different foci?
1 John 5:1-6
1 Is “everyone who believes” and “everyone who loves” the same person?
3 “His commandments are not burdensome” Do you agree?
4, 5 “conquers the world” Is the world hostile to God’s children?
6 What do “water” and “blood” represent? If some believed the concept “with the water only,” what exactly did they believe, and who are they that believed it?
16 “I chose you” According to this passage, for what purposes did Jesus choose his disciples? (For example, if He chose us to be friends, what is the nature of that friendship?)
He Has Risen!
"Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, "He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you." (Mark 16:6-7)
This Easter season, we are so grateful that Jesus goes ahead of us and we see Him in our world. Even during difficult chapters, we are surrounded by His love. We are also reminded that Jesus calls us to BE Him in our world. We can surround others with His love.
Let us prayerfully consider how we can serve those in need and to be the hands and feet of our Risen Lord. Just as He told us!